Here's a picture I took from the balcony looking towards the altar:
And here's how I remember it at Christmas time:
Lastly, there is a grotto outside that my grandfather built and dedicated to the memory of my grandmother. This has very special memories for me, too. For instance, I can remember the Mother's Day that we all stood around for the blessing and dedication. It was so hot! Later that day my Aunt Sheri actually gave birth to my cousin Katherine! Nee-Nee would have been so tickled to have all that family excitement in one day! Today was similarly hot, but you know me...I simply had to insist on a family picture:
If only this picture looked like the train wreck it actually was, well, let's just say it wouldn't be shared with you!
So, happy birthday Stephanie and a very happy birthday Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church!